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Chocolate Skull Cupcakes

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24
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Make these scary cupcakes with chocolate cake mix, candies and marshmallows – perfect dessert treat on Halloween.
Updated May 17, 2022
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups or spray with cooking spray. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until creamy. Slowly beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Mound about 2 tablespoons frosting on each cupcake. Using fingers, make deep indentations in sides of frosting to look like skull.
  • 3
    Place 2 chocolate candies on each cupcake for eyes. Cut remaining chocolate candies in half; attach for nose with cut sides in frosting. With dampened kitchen scissors, cut each marshmallow into 5 slices; arrange slices on cupcakes to look like teeth.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a spooky, fun effect, use other colors of candy-coated chocolate candies for eyes.


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